Ribose for Sports & Fitness
Also indexed as:D-Ribose
Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that ribose helps improve recovery from intense exercise.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Ribose is used in the body to make adenine nucleotides, which are important components of the high energy compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Intense exercise depletes ATP and adenine nucleotides, and ribose supplementation can help restore normal levels of these components more quickly.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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